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This Policy contains details about how Owner collects and uses information from you when you use the Site.
This Policy covers only the Site. Other Owner sites and other online locations may have their own privacy policies, and you should consult those accordingly.
This Policy is effective as of December 4, 2015.
Owner may update this Policy from time to time. Any changes to this Policy will be posted below for a period of thirty (30) days and will be effective when posted. The changes will also be immediately incorporated into this Policy.
Your continued use of the Site after any changes are made to this Policy constitutes your acceptance of the changes. If any of the changes are unacceptable to you, you should cease using the Site.
If any changes to this Policy affect how Owner and/or Vendor treat or handle personally identifiable information already provided by you, Owner and/or Vendor will notify you by email (if there is a valid email address to use) and give you thirty (30) days to opt-in to the changes as they pertain to your information. If you fail to opt-in, Owner and/or Vendor may be forced to delete your information.
Collection and Use of Information
You can generally visit the Site without revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. Personally identifiable information (“PII”) is generally defined as information that may be able to identify you such as, but not limited to, name, email address, telephone number, employer, LinkedIn profile URL, etc.
There are areas on the Site where you may be asked to provide PII. For example, PII such as name, email address, phone number, employment preferences, LinkedIn profile URL, and select employment history may be collected from you when you sign up to join our Talent Community.
Owner and/or Vendor may use your PII to:
- process your request to join our Talent Community;
- maintain proper membership information and records;
- administer the Talent Community portal/service;
- contact you about potential career opportunities;
- deliver services through the Site;
- send you updates or notices based on your preferences;
- improve the content and general administration of the Site; and/or
- perform internal operations such as prevention of fraud and abuse, troubleshoot Site or other operational problems, and conduct data analysis.
By providing the PII and other information referenced above, you agree that Owner and/or Vendor may use the PII and other information in accordance with the terms of this Policy.
Sharing of PII and Other Information
Except as noted herein, Owner does not sell or share your PII with any person or entity outside of Owner.
Owner and/or Vendor may share your PII with affiliated hotel managers that are located within a certain geographic distance from your geographic preference so those managers can contact you about potential job openings.
PII is not shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes.
The Site may integrate with social media and other related tools which allow you to share actions you take on our Site with other apps or sites, and vice versa. Please reference the social media privacy policies for more information about how they handle the data you share through them.
In addition to Vendor’s involvement as previously referenced, certain portions of PII may be shared with Owner’s vendors in order to make the Site and Site related services function properly. This may include:
- sharing PII with an IT vendor that may assist us in internally moving or migrating PII from one database to another or in updating our existing database where PII is stored.
Owner and/or Vendor will disclose your PII if either party reasonably believes it is required to do so by law or in cooperation with a governmental or law enforcement investigation. Owner and/or Vendor may also share PII or other information in order to avoid imminent physical harm to any person or harm to any Owner property.
Owner and/or Vendor may share your PII with a third party if Owner’s ownership status changes, such as it being acquired.
Other than what is referenced above, the PII collected from you is not shared with nor sold to any person or entity outside of Owner.
Review of Collected PII
If you would like to review, edit, or delete any of the PII collected from you, or wish Owner and/or Vendor to cease using your PII in the manners specified in this Policy (opt-out), please log in to your Talent Community account to perform certain functions or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also click on the “unsubscribe” link in any of the Talent Community emails you receive which will turn off your opt in settings so you will no longer receive automatic emails and recruiter emails. Please note that Owner and/or Vendor will do its best to accommodate your request, but Owner and/or Vendor cannot guarantee it can remove all PII from the specified uses. Therefore, please be as specific as possible in your request. If the request relates to information that Owner and/or Vendor needs to make the Site function properly for you, you may not be able to use the Site properly moving forward.
Please note that Owner reserves the right to maintain proper business records as required by law or for other legitimate business purposes permitted by law even if such records contain your PII.
If you would like to opt out of receiving further promotional emails from Owner, please follow the opt out instructions at the bottom of the email.
If a minor uploads/posts information to the Site that is publically available, and the minor subsequently wants that same information deleted, the minor has a right to request that said information be removed from public viewing. The minor can email us at email@example.com to make the request. Please note that any removal of content by Owner and/or Vendor does not ensure or guarantee complete or comprehensive removal of the content in all places. The content may have been shared or reposted by other parties, or federal or state law may require maintenance of the content or information.
Response to “Do Not Track” Requests/Signals
Owner does not support, nor responds to, “do not track” or similar technical requests.
Data Security and Retention
As the data storage vendor for Owner’s Talent Community portal/services, Vendor uses, implements, and maintains industry standard best practices/technological security measures that are reasonably designed to help protect PII from unauthorized loss, access, and/or disclosure both in storage/rest and in transmission.
While Owner and Vendor take the issue of protecting your PII seriously, you should exercise discretion in what information you disclose and/or transmit to the Site. Owner and/or Vendor cannot guarantee that information sent over the Internet is fully secure, and therefore the transmitted information may be intercepted by others before it reaches Owner and/or Vendor. If you are concerned about sending information to Owner and/or Vendor over the Internet, please send the information by mail or call us to make other arrangements. Owner is not responsible for the security of information sent over the Internet.
Vendor uses encrypted passwords related to Site accounts.
Vendor is contractually obligated to safeguard and keep confidential all PII collected from Site users, and to establish and maintain physical, administrative and technical security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or use of PII in compliance with applicable laws.
Owner and/or Vendor retains collected information for a reasonable amount of time in order to fulfill the stated purpose for why the information was collected. Owner and/or Vendor will also retain collected information connected to business records for periods of time required by law. If Owner and/or Vendor determine that collected information is no longer needed, it will delete such information. Collection times will be consistent with applicable law.
The Site is not directed at, marketed to, nor intended for, children under 13 years of age. Owner and/or Vendor does not knowingly collect any information, including PII, from children under 13 years of age. If Owner and/or Vendor learn that any information was provided through the Site by a person younger than 13 years of age, Owner and/or Vendor will delete the information immediately.
Owner and/or Vendor will not knowingly use a minor’s PII to market or advertise certain products or services deemed harmful to children. Owner and/or Vendor also will not disclose any minor’s PII if it has actual knowledge that the minor’s PII will be used for the purpose of marketing or advertising harmful products of services.
The Site is meant for individuals within the United States. Owner and/or Vendor only knowingly collects information from individuals within the United States. If you provide information to Owner and/or Vendor from outside of the United States, you do so at you own risk. If you are outside of the United States, you are responsible for complying with any local laws regarding use of the Site, and related data collection. This Policy only addresses data collection from individuals within the United States. You also agree and acknowledge that by providing any information, including PII, through the Site, that such information will be transmitted to, and stored in, the United States.
The Site may contain links to external sites, including those embedded in third party advertisements or sponsor information, that are not controlled by Owner and/or Vendor. Owner is not responsible for the privacy practices and data collection policies for such third party sites. You should consult the privacy policies of those sites for details.
Owner and/or Vendor may also allow interaction between the Site and other sites or mobile applications such as Facebook or other social media providers. This may include the “Like” button or other plugins available through the Site that allow you to share information with persons outside of the Site. Please consult the privacy policies of those third party providers before using them to make sure you are comfortable with the level of sharing.
If you have any questions regarding this Policy, please contact Owner at:
- Talent Acquisition Department
Interstate Hotels & Resorts
2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 1100
Arlington, VA 22202
It is the policy of Owner to strictly enforce this Policy. If you believe there has been some violation of this Policy, please contact Owner.
This Policy was last updated on December 4, 2015.
By using the Site, you agree to be bound by these TOU. If you do not agree to be so bound, you are not authorized to use the Site. These TOU are a legal contract between you and Owner and govern your access to and use of the Site together with any services offered through the Site. Your rights to use the Site are limited by applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
The Site is generally intended for adults 18 years of age or older. If you are younger than 18 years of age, you represent and warrant that you are legally able to access and use the Site and/or have parental permission.
The Talent Community Services
The Talent Community portal/services offered through the Site allow users interested in career opportunities with Owner to create a basic profile (contact information, previous hotel brand experience, type of work they are interested in, etc.). Once the users provide this information, they can sign up for periodic alerts and receive emails notifying them of jobs that match their interests. As Talent Community members, these users may be contacted by Owner recruiters via email, phone, and/or through LinkedIn profiles if a suitable career opportunity arises. Talent Community members may also be notified once new hotels open or become managed by Owner in their geographic areas to see if they are interested in applying for employment. Talent Community members can log in to their accounts and change their contact information, job interests, and communication preferences at any time.
If a user signs up to become a Talent Community member, that does not mean that the user applied for any job or has a pending employment application with Owner. The user would still need to apply online for any particular position in order to be considered for employment for that particular position.
You agree that you will only use the Site for its intended purposes, and not for other commercial ventures without first seeking approval from Owner.
Except as otherwise noted in these TOU, you are prohibited from copying, reproducing, posting/uploading, modifying, editing, adapting, transmitting, distributing, republishing, translating, creating derivative works from, reverse engineering, displaying, downloading, reselling or duplicating, in whole or in part, for commercial or any other purposes, any Talent Community portal content or data. You may not use any Talent Community portal content or data to establish any independent data files, databases, compendiums, or any other reference materials.
Owner does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the information and data contained in Talent Community portal.
Owner does not, via the Talent Community portal, verify your eligibility for any available job or position. Submitting information via the Talent Community portal is not part of the formal application process for any specific job or position. In no event shall Owner be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance of any information or data found in the Talent Community portal/database.
Owner hereby grants you a revocable and nonexclusive right and license to use the Site and Talent Community portal/services (including any underlying software) in a manner that is consistent with the other terms in these TOU and the Site’s intended purposes. Owner reserves the right to terminate this License for any or no reason and at any time without notice to you, including, but not limited to, for breach of any term contained in these TOU.
Owner reserves the right to modify these TOU at any time without prior notice. You should visit the Site from time to time to review the current TOU. By using the Site subsequent to any modification of these TOU, you agree to be bound by such modification(s). Owner will highlight any change to these TOU for 30 days after such change(s) is/are made.
Owner does not represent that any of the Site content is completely accurate, and therefore any reliance on the Site is done at your own risk.
Information Submitted Through the Talent Community Portal
You agree that Owner has a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive right and license to use any information you submit through the Site/Talent Community portal for the purpose of operating the Talent Community services.
Owner uses and allows Hospitality Online, Inc. (“Hospitality Online”) to directly collect your submitted information through the Site/Talent Community Portal (e.g., when you sign up) so Hospitality Online can provide data storage, Site maintenance, email communication services, and employment opportunity marketing in connection with providing the Talent Community services to you. Hospitality Online maintains and operates the Talent Community portal/services for Owner.
You further agree that you will not upload to the Site/Talent Community portal any content that infringes the rights, including but not limited to, intellectual property, privacy, publicity, or contract of some other person or entity. You shall be solely liable for any damages, royalties, or fees resulting from any infringement of rights or any other harm resulting from any content you upload.
Owner reserves the right to comply and cooperate with any and all legal requirements, legal authorities, and/or law enforcement agencies regarding the investigation of, or request to disclose, your uploaded content. By accepting these TOU, you waive and hold harmless Owner from any claims resulting from any action taken by Owner during or as a result of Owner’s investigation and/or from any actions taken as a consequence of investigations by either Owner or law enforcement.
Please note that Owner does not accept unsolicited content or ideas you may attempt to transmit to Owner directly. As such, we take no responsibility for such transmitted content or ideas. If you do send Owner unsolicited content or ideas, you agree that Owner may use such content and ideas in any way Owner wishes without any compensation to you.
Intellectual and Other Property
Other than the exceptions referenced in these TOU or noted elsewhere, all other content on the Site is the property of Owner including, but not limited to, all marks, logos, names, text, data, documents, messages, pictures, images, video, audio, graphics, links, software and its underlying code, domain name, or other electronic files (referred hereafter as “Owner Content”).
Certain elements of Site, including but not limited to, text, graphics, photos, images, video, audio, color selections, organization and layout, are copyright protected under United States and international copyright laws and treaty provisions. Any Owner Content protected by intellectual property laws may not be copied, republished, posted, modified, edited, transmitted, distributed, used to create derivative works of, or reverse engineered without permission, except that you may print out one copy of each Site page solely for non‑commercial personal use. No right, title, or interest in any Owner Content is transferred to you as a result of you accessing, downloading, or printing such content from the Site. Any use of Owner Content must display the appropriate copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices.
You acknowledge that you have no right, title, or interest in or to the Site and/or Owner Content.
Interstate is a mark of Owner. Other marks, names, and logos on the Site are the property of Owner or their respective owners.
There may be other content located on the Site not owned by Owner, and you should respect those property rights as well. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to Owner.
Job/Position Availability and Information
Owner does not represent or warrant that any job or position advertised through the Site/Talent Community services: (1) is actually an available job or position (mistakes happen); (2) will remain available for any set period of time; or (3) exactly matches the information advertised about the same job or position. Owner is not responsible for any errors in any job or position information that is advertised through the Talent Community services.
Links to Third Party Sites And Other Site Interaction
The Site may contain links to external sites not controlled and/or affiliated with Owner. If you use these links, you will leave the Site. Owner provides these links to you only as a convenience. Owner is not responsible for the content at the linked sites, including, without limitation, links displayed on such sites. You access any linked sites at your own risk.
Owner may also allow interaction between the Site and other third party sites or services such as Facebook, Twitter and other social media services. This may include “Like” buttons or other interactions through third party buttons or plugins on the Site that when used, may allow you to share content from the Site or other content with other persons on or through the third party services or elsewhere. Please consult the privacy policies of these third party services before using them to make sure you are comfortable with the level of sharing that will take place once you interact with them. Owner has no control over these third party services and you use these interaction functions at your own risk. Owner is in no way liable for any harm to you as a result of using one these interaction functions.
Other Prohibited Conduct
In connection with your access and/or use of the Site or any Talent Community services, you agree not to:
- Violate any federal, state, or local laws or regulations.
- Upload anything that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large strain on Owner’s network or computer infrastructure.
- Engage in any behavior that is designed to hack into or gain unauthorized access to protected areas of the Site and/or Owner’s computers, servers or networks, and/or any computers or systems used by other users of the Site.
- Upload anything that could destroy, damage, or impair any portion of the Site or any computers, systems, hardware, or software used by Owner or other users.
- Make unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on the Site.
- Make attempts to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize the Site for any other purpose other than its intended purposes.
- Use any automated technology such as a robot, spider, or scraper to access, scrape, or data mine the Site.
- Provide false or misleading information when signing up for a Site account or otherwise upload any false or misleading information or content through the Site.
The previous list of prohibitions is not exclusive. Owner reserves the right to terminate your access to the Site or any Site services for any reason.
By accepting these TOU, you waive and hold harmless Owner from any claims resulting from any action taken by Owner during or as a result of Owner’s investigation and/or from any actions taken as a consequence of investigations by either Owner or law enforcement related to your use of the Site.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Owner, including its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, agents, licensors, representatives, attorneys, and business partners (“Indemnified Parties”), from and against any and all claims, demands, losses, costs, damages, liabilities, judgments, awards, and expenses (including attorneys' fees, costs of defense, and direct, indirect, punitive, special, individual, consequential, or exemplary damages) Owner or any of the Indemnified Parties suffer in relation to, arising from, or for the purpose of avoiding, any claim or demand from a third party that relates to your use of the Site and/or any Site services, your breach of these TOU, the use of the Site by any person using your password, or any violation of an applicable law or regulation by you. Your indemnification obligation shall survive the termination of these TOU.
Disclaimer of Warranties
YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
OWNER MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE OR ANY SERVICES OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE. OWNER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, (EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE), INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SECURITY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, APPROPRIATENESS, ACCURACY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUSES, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES APPLIES TO THE SITE, ITS CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE. OWNER DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE FUNCTIONS OR CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, OR SECURE. OWNER DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SITE. OWNER DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE AND/OR CONTENT WILL BE ERROR-FREE, THAT ANY ERRORS ON THE SITE WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE/SERVERS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
THE SITE AND RELATED CONTENT, INCLUDING ANY SERVICES OR INFORMATION PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY REPAIRS IN THE EVENT YOU EXPERIENCE ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE SITE OR ANY SITE SERVICES. OWNER MAKES NO WARRANTIES THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR SUCH INFRINGEMENT.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT WILL OWNER OR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, REPRESENTATIVES, ATTORNEYS, AND BUSINESS PARTNERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, ACTUAL, OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF REVENUE OR INCOME, LOST DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF OWNER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF: (1) THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR ANY SITE SERVICES; (2) ANY TRANSACTION CONDUCTED THROUGH OR FACILITATED BY THE SITE; (3) ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR INACCURACIES ON THE SITE OR IN THE SITE SERVICES; AND/OR (4) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITE OR ANY SERVICE OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE.
In no event will the collective liability of Owner or its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, agents, licensors, representatives, attorneys, and business partners to any party, regardless of the type of action whether in contract, tort, or otherwise, exceed the greater of $100.00 or the amount you paid to Owner for the applicable good or service out of which the liability arose.
IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THESE TOU, THE SITE, OR ANY SERVICE OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.
GIVEN THAT SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY WILL APPLY TO THE GREATEST EXTENT ALLOWED UNDER THE LAW.
As noted, you can become a Talent Community member through the Site. You will be asked to create a user name and password in order to set up the applicable account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and user name, and agree to notify Owner if your password is lost, stolen, disclosed to an unauthorized party, or otherwise may have been compromised. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your Site membership account. You may only set up one Site membership account, and must do so in your own name. You agree to immediately notify Owner at firstname.lastname@example.org of any unauthorized use of your Site membership account or any other breach of security in relation to the Site known to you. If Owner suspends or terminates your Site membership account under these TOU, you acknowledge that all information and content associated with such account will no longer be available to you.
You may cancel your Site membership account at any time by contacting email@example.com.
Owner operates the Site from its headquarters in the United States, and the Site and TOU are intended only for users within the United States. If you use the Site outside the United States, you are responsible for following your applicable local laws and determining, among other things, whether your use of the Site violates any of those local laws. By using the Site, you agree and acknowledge that information about you, including personally identifiable information, may be transmitted to and stored in the United States.
Any and all disputes relating to these TOU, the Site, and/or any services offered on or through the Site, are governed by, and will be interpreted in accordance with, the laws of Virginia, without regard to any conflict of laws provisions. You hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Virginia for any litigation arising out of or relating to the use of the Site, waive any objection to the venue of any such litigation in Virginia courts, and agree not to plead or claim in any Virginia court that such litigation brought therein has been brought in an inconvenient forum.
If any part of these TOU is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, it will not impact any other provision of these TOU, all of which will remain in full force and effect.
These TOU constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the Site and supersede all prior communications, promises and proposals, whether oral, written, or electronic, between you and Owner, with respect to the Site.
If you violate any portion of these TOU, Owner reserves the right, without an obligation to do so, to deny you access to the Site and/or the Talent Community services. If Owner terminates your access to the Site, Owner may also delete your Site membership account. Owner has the right to terminate any password-restricted account for any reason.
Owner's failure to enforce any portion of these TOU is not a waiver of such portion.
The proprietary rights, disclaimer of warranties, representations made by you, indemnities, and limitations of liability shall survive the termination of these TOU.
Owner reserves the right, without notice and reason, to take down or terminate the Site or Talent Community services or otherwise revoke any and all access granted to you related to the Site. You agree that Owner is not liable to you or any other third party for this action.
Owner does not assume any liability or responsibility for your use of the Internet or the Site including, but not limited to, any change your computer or related systems may sustain as a result of accessing the Site.
Certain software elements of the Site and related Site services may be subject to U.S. export laws and controls. As such, no software may be downloaded or exported to any country or foreign citizen that is under a U.S. embargo or that would otherwise violate U.S. law or regulations.
If you need to contact Owner for any reason not already specified in these TOU, please use the following contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org